OAR 291-127-0405

(1) Accompanied Visit: A type of visitation authorized by the Department of Corrections in its correctional facilities in which an inmate is permitted to visit with a minor child who remains in the company of an approved adult visitor with the written consent of the custodial parent or guardian.
(2) Basic Visiting: A type of visitation authorized by the Department of Corrections in its correctional facilities in which an inmate and an approved visitor are permitted to see and talk with each other on a scheduled basis for a reasonable period of time with no physical contact.
(3) Caregiver: The person primarily responsible for caring for an inmate’s minor child(ren).
(4) Co-Defendant: A person who has been convicted of a crime in which the inmate had some involvement in the same criminal incidents which gave rise to the conviction, or who is currently the subject of a criminal prosecution for the same criminal incidents involving the inmate.
(5) Conspiracy: An agreement between an inmate and one or more persons to engage in, cause, or conceal a rule violation or criminal activity.
(6) Contraband: Any article or thing which an inmate is prohibited by statute, rule or order from obtaining, possessing, or which the inmate is not specifically authorized to obtain or possess or which the inmate alters without authorization.
(7) Contractor: Any person working or providing services in a Department of Corrections facility under a contractual arrangement to provide services to the Department, or any person employed by private or public sector agencies who is serving under Department-sanctioned special assignment to provide services or support to the Department programs.
(8) Crime Victim or Survivor: Any person who was subjected to direct physical or emotional harm or injury from a crime or witnessed such act for which an inmate has been arrested for or convicted of, past or present, and is identified as a victim or survivor in records or information available to the Department of Corrections.
(9) Department of Corrections Facility: Any institution, facility or staff office, including the grounds, operated by the Department of Corrections.
(10) Disrespect: Where a visitor directs hostile, sexual, abusive, or threatening language or gestures, verbal or written, towards or about another person.
(11) Disturbance: Conduct or activity which unnecessarily interferes with visitation operations, or which advocates, encourages, promotes or otherwise creates or poses a threat to the safety, security, health and good order of the facility, or the safety and security of inmates, staff, visitors, contractors or the community. A visitor commits a disturbance if he or she advocates, creates, engages in, maintains or promotes an annoying condition or disorder characterized by unruly, noisy, violent conduct which disrupts the orderly administration of the visiting process.
(12) Domestic Partner: An individual joined in a domestic partnership.
(13) Domestic Partnership: A civil contract entered into in person between two individuals of the same sex who are at least 18 years of age, who are otherwise capable and at least one of whom is a resident of Oregon, which has been filed with the County Clerk and entered in the domestic partnership registry.
(14) Employee: Any person employed full-time, part-time or on temporary appointment by the Department of Corrections.
(15) Excessive Contact: Prolonged or frequent contact between a visitor and an inmate which exceeds the brief embrace and kiss upon meeting and leaving. Excessive is not casual contact, but rather a pattern of contact beyond rule limits. Hand-holding or holding of children is specifically allowed.
(16) Holiday: A day recognized and announced annually as a holiday. If the actual and generally recognized holiday differs from the day recognized by the Department of Administrative Services, the holiday recognized for purposes of this rule is the date indicated on the calendar.
(17) Inflammatory: Material whose presence in the facility is deemed by the department to constitute a direct and immediate threat to the security, safety, health, good order, or discipline of the facility because it incites or advocates physical violence against others.
(18) Immediate Family Member: Spouse, domestic partner, parent, sibling, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandchildren and grandparents, including foster, in-law, and step relationships. Immediate family also includes the caregiver of the inmate’s minor children.
(19) Inappropriate Relationship: A personal relationship between an inmate or offender and any employee, contractor, or volunteer of the Department of Corrections that developed during the course of employment, contract work, or volunteering or as a result of same.
(20) Inmate: Any person under the supervision of Department of Corrections who is not on parole, post-prison supervision, or probation status.
(21) Intake Status: That period of time following delivery of an inmate to the custody of the Department of Corrections in which the Department conducts its intake processing of the inmate including, but not limited to, the conduct of medical and mental health assessments, custody classification, and identification of programming needs and assignments.
(22) Non-Employee Service Providers (NSP): An individual who provides services or programs to the department and or to inmates, but not as a paid employee of the department. Examples of non-employee service providers include contractors, volunteers, mentors, criminal justice partners, and government agency partners
(23) Privileged Visiting: A type of visitation authorized by the Department of Corrections in its correctional facilities in which an inmate and an approved visitor are permitted to see and talk with each other on a scheduled basis for a reasonable period of time with limited physical contact, consisting of a brief embrace and kiss upon meeting and leaving, hand holding, and holding of children.
(24) Professional Visits: Visitation for nonsocial purposes by attorneys, representatives for criminal justice agencies, state or local agencies, other public government agencies or for therapeutic or programming purposes.
(25) Search: A close inspection, including touching in an impartial manner, of a person, vehicle, possessions, or other property, or buildings or premises. For purposes of entering a correctional facility, searches often require the removal and separate inspection of shoes, belts, jackets, and other accessories during processing. Types of searches include the following:
(a) Clothed: To search a person for something by running the hands over the clothed person, through the hair, inspecting pockets and cuffs, and other items in his or her possession.
(b) Hand-Wand Inspection: A search procedure wherein the person will be asked to stand with feet and legs apart and arms out to the side while a wand is passed in close proximity to all areas of the visitor’s body.
(c) Unclothed: A search procedure wherein the person being searched removes all of his or her clothing and is visually examined and clothing removed is carefully inspected before return and redressing, for the purpose of detecting contraband.
(26) Service Animal: A dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
(27) Sexual Activity: Sexual contact including, but not limited to sexual intercourse, kissing, fondling, and/or manipulation of the genitalia, buttocks, and breasts of another person, or of oneself, in a manner which produces or is intended to produce sexual stimulation or gratification.
(28) Sex Crime Involving a Minor Child: Any conviction (including juvenile adjudications) of a sexual crime committed, attempted or conspired in which a minor child was involved, victimized, or the intended victim.
(29) Special Visits: Those visits listed below:
(a) A type of visitation authorized by the Department of Corrections in its correctional facilities in which an inmate is permitted to visit with a person who is not on the inmate’s approved visiting list;
(b) An extra visit by an inmate and a person who is on the inmate’s approved visiting list that is permitted beyond the limits on the number of visits established by these rules and the facility; and
(c) A visit that is permitted at an hour or place at which visits are not normally permitted.
(30) Spouse: A person who is legally married to an inmate.
(31) Termination of Visiting: The end of visiting privileges for the day by order of the visiting area staff or other authorized staff.
(32) Visitor: Any person authorized access inside the secure perimeter of a facility who is not a department employee, non-employee service provider or who is not an inmate visitor at the facility.
(33) Volunteer: An approved person who donates time, knowledge, skills and effort to enhance the mission, activities and programs of the Department (includes practicums and interns). Volunteers serve at the pleasure of the Department and are not considered employees. Volunteers are subject to the provisions of the Department of Corrections rule on Volunteers and Students Interns (OAR 291-015).
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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